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Updated to Windows 7 - 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Andy411, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. Andy411

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    I updated my computer to 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium a few months ago (from 32 bit Vista), and have since worked out all the kinks (or so I thought). I saved all my documents and games, and all my drivers have been updated successfully. I installed OpenOffice, because I generally prefer it to MS Office, so I only now discovered my problem.

    I didn't back up my copy of MS Office, and can't find my installation disk. I still have it in my windows.old folder that I've kept just to be safe, but I don't have the serial for it. Is there a way to recover it from the windows.old file? Or a way to pull my registration code from it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Andy411

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    Actually, ignore this. I just, for the heck of it, opened up the MS Word I had downloaded (with its expired trial), and clicked on the "activate by internet button." It didn't ask me for any info, and just registered itself automatically. I don't really understand why, but my problem is solved. I honestly can't believe I never tried that before.
     
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    Strange...
    Didnt knew this can happen.
    But it did solved the problem.
    Make sure that the windows.old folder dosent get deleted by Disk Cleanup
    Cheers
     
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